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Stoplight cameras still clicking despite expired agreement

December 22nd, 2014 8:27 am by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

A five-year agreement between Johnson City and Redflex Traffic Systems inked in 2009 remains in place despite the fact it was set to expire Nov. 12.

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FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign

FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign

December 22nd, 2014 11:55 am by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Retailers say small drones, which are indistinguishable from today's more sophisticated model aircraft, are flying off the shelves this Christmas.

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Police departments on alert after cop killings

Police departments on alert after cop killings

December 22nd, 2014 8:14 am by TOM HAYS, Associated Press

Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers.

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Tennessee woman charged with drugging three more of her children

Tennessee woman charged with drugging three more of her children

December 21st, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — A Nashville woman accused of drugging and killing her 22-month-old son has now been charged with giving drugs to her other three children.

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U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

December 21st, 2014 5:54 pm by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press

Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.

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Killings of two New York officers trigger backlash

Killings of two New York officers trigger backlash

December 21st, 2014 5:42 pm by RIK STEVENS and VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

NEW YORK — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement.

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Sources say NYPD officers' killer angry at chokehold death

Sources say NYPD officers' killer angry at chokehold death

December 20th, 2014 10:12 pm by COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death.

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Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

December 20th, 2014 8:16 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.

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Stepfather charged in deaths of Greeneville babies

Stepfather charged in deaths of Greeneville babies

December 20th, 2014 7:12 pm by Associated Press

GREENEVILLE — The stepfather of two girls whose bodies were found in a house has been charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse and neglect.

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Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

December 20th, 2014 12:06 am by Associated Press

Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

December 19th, 2014 2:43 pm by BY DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide where coal ash waste had tainted waters.

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